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Press Release: Earth Day Reminds Nebraskans to Continue Education on Risky Pipeline

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As Nebraskans celebrate Earth Day, citizens are educating their neighbors and elected officials about the importance of stopping the TransCanada pipeline and passing state-based regulations. Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI) in 1970 as a result of an oil spill that he was deeply concerned did not get government nor public attention.  […]
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Thank You Holt County

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A large crowd–over 150 folks–showed up on Sunday afternoon for the Pipeline Education and Action Forum.   A huge thank you to local citizens Lynda and Cindy who helped organize the event.  Groups including Farmers Union, Sierra Club, Bold, Audubon, Guardians of the Good Life and NWF provided materials and speakers for the forum. Later […]
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Dept. of State: New Report and Pipeline Next Steps

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For months, landowners, US Senators, advocates, state legislators and yes–oil executives–have all shared one thing in common: we have all been waiting for the Department of State to issue the “supplemental” draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. On April 15th, the waiting was over, the report was issued and we are […]
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Take Action: Pipeline Call-In

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Help us log 200 calls on April 14th! On April 14, activists across the state will call their state senators and Gov. Heineman, demanding that the our state government protect our land and water from oil pipelines.  We’ve got everything you need to call your state senator in one convenient place.  Simply enter your address […]
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NY Times Editorial, Letters to Obama and Clinton and More on Pipeline

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The NY Times joined the movement of citizens, experts and opinion leaders saying “no” to the TransCanada risky pipeline.  Other key developments happening include: –Letter to President Obama and Sec. Clinton from landowners, in all the states the pipeline could potentially cross, urging him and Sec. Clinton to deny TransCanada’s permit request to cross the US/Canadian […]
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(Updated) Unearthed Federal Memo Confirms State Can Regulate Oil Pipelines

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Today Nebraska groups presented members of the press community with a recently uncovered memo that proves, yet again, Nebraska does indeed have a role, right and duty to decide on oil pipeline routes, eminent domain and several other aspects of oil pipelines.   Nebraska elected officials have had this memo, and this proof of the […]
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Farmers and the Pipeline

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Earlier this month, I went to Washington, DC with 11 other fellow Nebraskans, including 4 members of the Nebraska Farmers Union.  We went to our nation’s capitol to ensure our members of Congress, the EPA and the Department of State clearly heard our concerns on TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Project. One of the reasons I’m […]
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Nelson Reacts to Pipeline News

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Senator Ben Nelson released the following statement this morning after the State Dept. announced that it is demanding a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) be performed on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  Bold Nebraska applauds this decision after the first EIS was deemed inadequate by the EPA and many non-profits.  We also thank leaders like […]
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Press Release: State Dept. Calls for More Pipeline Studies

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State Department Issues Statement on New Supplemental Study:Groups Call on Elected Leaders to Take Immediate Action to Protect Land and Water Who: Nebraska Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Nebraska Green Party, 350.org, Nebraskans for Peace, Guardians of the Good Life When: Wed, March 16th, 2:30pm Where: Capitol Rotunda Background: Groups will stand as one voice at a […]
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Elected Officials Side with Foreign Company Instead of Nebraskans

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State Senator Kate Sullivan is one of three brave elected officials who introduced common sense legislation that would provide safety regulations around oil pipelines.  Currently, Nebraska has NO state agency to regulate oil pipelines; no safety regulations in place; nothing to say where a pipeline can and cannot be placed; nothing to protect landowners from […]
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